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Catch up on all the latest news from the garage equipment & automotive aftermarket space, including what’s happening with the movement towards Connected Equipment in MOT bays!

Registrations Rise as New Car Market Begins to Bounce Back

Promising signs have emerged from the UK’s new car market, which experienced its first consecutive month of year-on-year growth in November. According to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), sales grew by an impressive 23.5%, with...

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EV Charging Costs Up 42%, Says RAC

One of the main selling points of an electric vehicle traditionally has been lower running costs. According to a new report from the RAC, though, this may no longer be the case. Charging costs have risen 42% on average since May, the organisation says, putting prices...

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 Millionth electric car

Britain’s Millionth Electric Car Hits the Road The last couple of years haven’t exactly been ones to remember for car makers. With supply issues to contend with and an uncertain economic climate d, sales haven’t yet reached pre-pandemic levels. Things are beginning to...

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Majority of motorists knowingly drive faulty car

52% of motorists know their car is faulty, study finds According to a new study, the majority of British motorists know their car has a fault that needs fixing. The research, carried out by online mechanic quoting and booking platform ClickMechanic, found that 52% of...

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Revealed: The UK’s Most Scrapped Cars

Revealed: The UK’s 10 Most Scrapped Cars Ever wondered which cars end up on the scrapheap the most? Well, thanks to data from Scrap Car Comparison, we now know which makes and models are scrapped most often - and it turns out that the UK’s best-selling cars aren’t at...

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42% of drivers to go electric

Rising fuel costs push more motorists towards EVs If you’ve been near a forecourt at all this year, you’ll be painfully aware of just how high fuel prices currently are. A 5p fuel duty cut, announced back in March, was soon swallowed up in the wake of rising costs -...

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CV production up

UK Commercial Vehicle Production Up, Bucking Overall Trend The UK’s new commercial vehicle sector has experienced its best May (and year to-date) performance for a decade, bucking an overall trend of declining new vehicle production. According to the latest figures...

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Revealed: The UK’s 10 Most Scrapped Cars

Ever wondered which cars end up on the scrapheap the most? Well, thanks to data from Scrap Car Comparison, we now know which makes and models are scrapped most often - and it turns out that the UK’s best-selling cars aren’t at the top of the list. Every year, the...

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Annual MOT Could Be Scrapped

Biennial MOTs Could Become a Reality in Britain Britain’s Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has suggested that MOT testing could switch from an annual requirement to a biennial one in a bid to address the current cost of living crisis. The measure, which was...

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